Offered for free, sales increase

A book is offered for free download as a .pdf, and do it’s sales collapse? NO! They increase.

As Stephan Kinsella notes at againstmonopoly.org

As noted previously, both my and Boldrin & Levine’s recent anti-IP books are selling well on Amazon–despite being offered for free online.

Jeff Tucker makes a similar observation on the Mises blog:

Kinsella Vindicated

You will note that Kinsella’s book Against Intellectual Property is the #2 bestseller in the store. This is despite its having been online for six years and remains so, in two formats. What a way to demonstrate a thesis. If you have something that is valuable to others, people might be willing to pay for it

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Offered for free, sales increase

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